FBI officials believe missing Iowa girls still alive

An FBI spokeswoman said Saturday that investigators searching for two missing Iowa cousins have information that leads them to believe both girls are still alive. Sandy Breault refused to say what led authorities to their conclusion about 10-year-old Lyric Cook-Morrissey and 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins, but urged anyone with information about their disappearance to contact law enforcement.
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An FBI spokeswoman said Saturday that investigators searching for two missing Iowa cousins have information that leads them to believe both girls are still alive. Sandy Breault refused to say what led authorities to their conclusion about 10-year-old Lyric Cook-Morrissey and 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins, but urged anyone with information about their disappearance to contact law enforcement.

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